Over 1,000 flood victims accommodated in special centers and many facilities restored in southern Russia

Children, mothers with infants and old people in the flood-stricken region in southern Russia have been accommodated in specialized centers in Krasnodar territory, the Russian Labor and Social Welfare Ministry has reported.

Overall, 1,169 people have been accommodated this way, it said.

Of the 921 children currently staying at health and recreational centers, 900 are in Anapa and Tuapse.

Forty-five old people are at specialized centers, while mothers with children aged from three to six - overall 196 - are at Anapa resorts.

"Benefits, each worth 10,000 rubles, have been paid to 33,9016 people as of 6 p.m., July 17," the ministry said, citing Deputy Minister Alexei Vovchenko.

One-time compensation payments for the partially lost property, each worth 75,000 rubles, have been made to 3,179 citizens and 150,000 onetime benefits for the property lost completely to 8,877.

Eighty-two families have received benefits for the dead - 2 million rubles to each family in Krasnodar Territory ad 1 million to families in other districts, plus aid to bury the dead.

Reports said earlier that torrential rains caused a flooding in Gelendzhik, Novorossiisk and the Krymsk region on July 6 and 7, which inundated 9,000 private houses and apartment blocks, and seven vital facilities. Krymsk was hit the hardest, where 171 people were killed.

Additionally, emergencies authorities in the Krymsk district of southern Russia said that vital facilities, including  electricity and water supplies, and the waste disposal system, have been restored.

"All transformer facilities have been repaired and electricity supplies restarted fully. Repair work is being done at individual citizens' requests," an official told reporters on Wednesday.

The waste disposal system has been cleaned up fully, he said.

In Krymsk the sewerage system is operating  in a limited mode, he added.

The work to remove mud and silt from the streets picked up pace after troops arrived.

Mud and litter have been removed from all of the 1,121 households, he said.

Six thousand cubic meters of rubble have been removed. Almost 92,000 tonnes of litter and silt have been taken out of Krymsk over the past seven days.

In all, 19,450 emergency situations personnel have been deployed, including about 5,000 troops. Almost 2,000 volunteers from different parts of Russia remain in Krymsk.

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